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President and Co-Founder
Gigi B. Sohn is the President and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure that our communications system promotes fundamental democratic principles and cultural values including openness, access, and the capacity to create and compete.
Gigi serves as the chief strategist, fundraiser and public face of Public Knowledge. She is frequently quoted in national, trade and local press. Gigi also has had articles published in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Variety, CNET and Legal Times, and writes blog posts for the Huffington Post. In addition, she has appeared on numerous national and local cable, broadcast television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS NewsHour, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and The Communicators and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
Gigi is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. She currently is Co-Chair of the board of directors of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) and serves on the boards of Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) and the Sports Fans Coalition. Gigi also serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information.
In October 1997, President Clinton appointed Gigi to serve as a member of his Advisory Committee on the Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters. The Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Gigi one of its Internet “Pioneer Awards” in 2006. In August 2011, the NonProfit Times named Gigi one of its “Power & Influence Top 50” non-profit executives. The Next Web recently named her one of “20 of Tech’s Most Underrated Founders.”
Gigi holds a B.S. in Broadcasting and Film, Summa Cum Laude, from the Boston University College of Communication and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.